Hokonui Alpines

A New Zealand ALPINE PLANT NURSERY with online CATALOGUE of Colourful Alpines and Rock Garden Plants available by Mail Order.



            
         Phlox pulvinata
         Aquilegia scopulorum

	 

WELCOME! We are a small alpine plant nursery owned by Peter Salmond.

Hokonui Alpines specialize in a large range of alpine plants from all around the world and dwarf perennials and miniature bulbs suitable for the rock garden. For fifty-five years we have been growing and selling these lovely little plants by mail order catalogue to enthusiastic gardeners throughout New Zealand.

Our CATALOGUE of plants available by mail order features an ever-changing selection of ALPINE and ROCK GARDEN PLANTS perfect for growing in container gardens, planters, pots, rock gardens, walls, paving and raised beds.

Silene hookeri bolanderi For cultivation tips and ideas read our page on GROWING ALPINE PLANTS.
The nursery LOCATION, at an altitude of about 225 metres, lies in the Hokonui Hills a few kilometres North West of Gore, in the lower South Island of New Zealand. Our climate is cool temperate, with cool dry winters, wet springs, and long daylight hours and low humidity in summer. Temperatures range from -10C to 30+C. The highlight of our year is always a trip to the Spring Alpine Plant Show in Christchurch, hosted by the New Zealand Alpine Garden Society, where we exhibit and sell plants. In past years we have received awards for such treasures as Nototriche alternata, Ranunculus godleyanus, Iris sari and Paraquilegia.

Other events which we attend include the Otago Alpine Garden Group Spring Show in September and the Dunedin Rhododendron Fete in the upper Botanic Gardens in October.

Aquilegia jonesii Androsace chamaejasme carinata NURSERY VISITORS - Visitors to the nursery are welcome, by appointment. Please phone to advise the time and date of your visit.
PLEASE NOTE! No large groups or bus tours.



NEW ZEALAND GARDENERS:
Plants in our ONLINE LIST are available NOW.

LATEST UPDATE 19th AUGUST 2019
There is a delay at present listing new plants as most are still dormant. The nursery beds are filling up fast so as soon as growth starts you will see plenty of new varieties added to our list. Please keep looking!

Corydalis cashmiriana hybrid Synthyris missurica magna
PLANTS ON THIS PAGE ARE:

PHLOX pulvinata, AQUILEGIA scopulorum,

SILENE hookeri bolanderi,

AQUILEGIA jonesii, ANDROSACE chamaejasme carinata,

CORYDALIS cashmiriana hybrid, SYNTHYRIS missurica magna
LINKS:
You may enjoy visiting the links below to garden websites and alpine plant and rock garden enthusiasts.

Most of them have online alpine plant forums which you can read and contribute to, and the societies and clubs all have world-wide memberships, meetings, seedlists, shows and events, and produce excellent bulletins each year.

Each one combines the long experience of its members to produce unrivalled expertise and hands-on knowledge of alpine and rock garden plants.

New members are most welcome!

DAVE'S GARDEN
GARDENWEB
NEW ZEALAND ALPINE GARDEN SOCIETY
NORTH AMERICAN ROCK GARDEN SOCIETY
SCOTTISH ROCK GARDEN CLUB




WEBSITE UPDATED 19th AUGUST 2019 - Constructive comments on our catalogue and website are welcome, thank you.

Copyright of all photos - Hokonui Alpines 2006-2019


Hokonui Alpines, Croydon Siding Road, RD6, Gore 9776, Southland,
New Zealand
Telephone 03 208 9609.
Contact us: hokpines@actrix.gen.nz